Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently 27 years old. He got the nickname, Bruno, when he was just a baby. He grew up in a very musical family. His father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother, Bernadette, was a singer. In Waikiki Beach, Mars' family performed a Las Vegas-style revue that included Motown hits, doo-wop melodies and celebrity impersonations. Growing up around entertainers, Mars began picking up musical instruments from early childhood. "I've always had a drum set, a piano, a guitar... and never got trained to play. It was just always there. That's just how I learned, just being surrounded by it my whole life." He continued to perform with his family throughout his childhood.